TBE's Community of Adult Social Action (CASA)

CASA (TBE's Community of Adult Social Action) was created for TBE members to make connections and build community while doing good works together.  We invite adult TBE members looking to get more involved or who would like to connect with other TBE members to join our small-group social justice activities. CASA events take place for a few hours on a Saturday or Sunday and there is no commitment to participate in all events.  Come when you can!  Working together is a great way to get to know people and make meaningful connections—even more so as we do projects that express our Jewish values and truly make a difference.  Come check out CASA! 

For more information contact Risa Shames, Risa Shames or Barbara Turk, turkbj@yahoo.com.    

Upcoming Events:

Join TBE's Community of Adult Social Action as we make connections and make a difference together!
 
Saturday, March 21, 7:30-11:00 am
Women's Lunch Place (Back Bay) - 6 volunteers
We will work in the kitchen and as helpers at the Women's Lunch Place, a daytime refuge for poor and homeless women and children. RSVP to Marilyn, mlkomessar@yahoo.com.
 
Sunday, March 22, 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Pine Street Inn Main Shelter (Boston) - 8 volunteers
We will prepare brunch in the main shelter kitchen, then serve to the men's section guests.  RSVP to Amy, a.benjamin@comcast.net.
 
Note: Homeless services all over Boston have been strained since the October closure of the Long Island Shelter, which displaced over 700 people. Our friends at Pine Street Inn asked for more volunteer help — so CASA added events in February, March, and April, and will continue to step up as long as needed.  We are looking for CASA volunteers who can help lead these additional projects.  Contact Amy, a.benjamin@comcast.net if you want more information or are interested in helping lead a CASA project.  
 

Saturday, April 11, 8:00 am-10:30 am
Greater Boston Food Bank Mobile Market (Somerville) - 10 volunteers

Join us as we help deliver high-quality, fresh food to Greater Boston Food Bank clients.  We will set up and staff the outdoor mobile market where Somerville clients can choose from produce, dairy, and high-protein items laid out on farmers market-style tables.  RSVP to Barb, turkbj@yahoo.com.

Sunday, April 12, 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Pine Street Inn Main Shelter (Boston) - 8 volunteers

We will work alongside Pine Street staff as we prepare brunch in the main shelter kitchen, then serve to the men’s section guests.  RSVP to Amy, a.benjamin@comcast.net.


Christmas in the City, December 21, 2014

 

Pine Street Inn, December 14, 2014

 

Rosie's Place, July 21, 2014  

Rosies Place July 2014_1 Rosies Place July 2014_2 

 

Quote from a CASA Participant:

"The CASA event at Rosie's Place was an amazing experience. As volunteers our TBE community came together with the unified goal of stepping beyond our own busy lives to try to make a difference in the lives of others. We worked hard, but I found the experience to be exceptionally meaningful. We worked well as a team and our efforts were appreciated by Rosie's guests and their dedicated staff. Tikkun olam was the spirit of the day and this particular Shabbat experience will remain with me for a very long time. It was also a wonderful opportunity to meet and connect with some other TBE members that I had not really known before. We shared the day and each others stories. Our CASA program is something you should all experience. If you are anything like me, these experiences will make you feel good about your role and enhance your pride in being part of our TBE family."

- Margie Nesson


Click Here to see photos from CASA's October 2012 Habitat for Humanity event

Click Here to see photos of CASA members, in the TBE kitchen, cooking meals for delivery to Rosie's Place on January 29, 2012

Click here to see photos of CASA's December 3, 2011 event at Pine Street Inn's Transitional House 

Click Here to see photos from CASA's November 5, 2011 Habitat for Humanity event 

Click Here to see photos from CASA's first fall 2011 event at Waltham Community Fields

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